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Putnam County, Georgia (GA)


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County population in 2012: 21,198 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 18,812 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,040
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,398
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,883
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,163 (it was 1,519 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

34%

Land area: 345 sq. mi.
Water area: 16.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 62 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Putnam County: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Manufacturing (13.0%), Construction (11.7%), Retail trade (10.6%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Putnam County, Georgia:


Median resident age:  43.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years

Males: 10,331  (43.7%)
Females: 10,887  (56.3%)

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Putnam County,GA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Putnam County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,447 ($36,956 in 1999)
This county:

$41447
Georgia:

$47589

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $329 (lower quartile is $266, upper quartile is $432)
This county:

$329
State:

$637


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $165,952 (it was $83,600 in 2000)
Putnam County:

$165,952
Georgia:

$162,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,599 - $345,979

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $301,938
Here:

$301,938
State:

$224,856

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,475,570
Here:

$1,475,570
State:

$183,253

Mobile homes: $80,203
Here:

$80,203
State:

$44,353

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,276
Here:

$15,276
State:

$74,556
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,392
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $301

Institutionalized population: 160

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $703 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $512 (0.4%)


Putnam County household income distribution in 2009 Putnam County home values distribution


Putnam County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.7%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

14.6%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Putnam County is $349 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $665 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eatonton, Phoenix, Little River, Crooked Creek.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Putnam County: Cedar Creek Check Station (A), Mathis Hunt Camp (B), Little Glady Hunt Camp (C), Twin Bridges Hunt Camp (D), Murder Creek Falls Hunt Camp (E), Rock Creek Hunt Camp (F), Sugar Creek Boat Ramp (G), Willard Hunt Camp (H), Little River Hunt Camp (I), Mount Coilead Hunt Camp (J), Murder Creek Research Natural Area (K), Oak Grove Hunt Camp (L), Culp Hunt Camp (M), Murder Creek Hunt Camp (N), Lazenberry Hunt Camp (O), Central Georgia Experiment Station (P), Sinclair Lake Recreation Area (Q), Oconee Work Center (R), Putnam County Fire Department Station 2 (S), Rockville Fire Department Station 6 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Putnam County include: Pierces Chapel Church (A), Central Church (B), Harmony Church (C), Henderson Grove Church (D), Concord Church (E), Pleasant Grove Church (F), Lake Shore Church (G), Crooked Creek Church (H), Lone Oak Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hearnville Cemetery (1), Key Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Ashurst Pond (A), Georgia Experiment Station Lake (B), Beall Pond Two (C), Beall Pond One (D), Dodson Pond (E), Dearing Number Six Lake (F), Experiment Lake Number One (G), Davis Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tanyard Branch (A), Sugar Creek (B), Potato Creek (C), Pearson Creek (D), Hone Branch (E), Murder Creek (F), Blue Branch (G), Lick Creek (H), Jacks Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Putnam County include: Central Georgia Branch Station Wildlife Management Area (1), Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Oconee Springs Park (3), Rock Eagle Lake 4-H Club Roadside Park Picnic Area (4), Rock Eagle Monument (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Baldwin County , Greene County , Hancock County , Jasper County , Jones County , Morgan County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 549
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 469 (25% naturalized citizens)

Putnam County:

2.5%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.6%

Putnam County marital status for males
Putnam County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Putnam County with a mortgage: 2,024 (142 second mortgage, 181 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,365

Here:

59.7% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.83%
Here24.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,671
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents2,517 (53.9%)1,383 (29.6%)222 (4.8%)140 (3.0%)136 (2.9%)
Congregations8 (28.6%)9 (32.1%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents120 (2.6%)51 (1.1%)30 (0.6%)28 (0.6%)44 (0.9%)
Congregations1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)3 (10.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Putnam County - Eatonton, Phoenix, Little River, Crooked Creek

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Putnam County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
This county:

9.91 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Putnam County:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.5%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Georgia:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Putnam County:

14.2%
State:

14.6%


Agriculture in Putnam County:

Average size of farms: 181 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $118,216
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.75
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $96,418
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,315
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 40.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.43%
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Putnam County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from the county center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from Putnam County center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Wood products (11%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam County (%):





Putnam County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,924 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,676 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 41 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 151 (2%)
  • Other means: 98 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 148 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Putnam County, Georgia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Putnam County, Georgia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $48,532.

8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($58,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Georgia average:

10.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.21% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($39,187 average AGI)
2.58% relocated from other states ($18,849 average AGI)
Putnam County:

2.58%
Georgia average:

4.40%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baldwin County, GA  1.09% ($29,829 average AGI)
from Greene County, GA  0.50% ($61,229)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.42% ($53,966)
from Morgan County, GA  0.30% ($30,762)
from Bibb County, GA  0.29% ($28,450)
from Henry County, GA  0.29% ($55,450)
from Rockdale County, GA  0.24% ($61,471)


7.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Georgia average:

9.55%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.90% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($31,996 average AGI)
1.61% relocated to other states ($13,589 average AGI)
Putnam County:

1.61%
Georgia average:

3.17%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Baldwin County, GA  1.04% ($33,113 average AGI)
to Morgan County, GA  0.57% ($34,359)
to Jones County, GA  0.41% ($37,607)
to Greene County, GA  0.39% ($70,370)
to Bibb County, GA  0.37% ($63,280)
to Newton County, GA  0.25% ($36,176)
to Jasper County, GA  0.22% ($35,867)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Putnam County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Putnam County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Putnam County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,010 (2,543 aged, 467 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.06
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4866.810
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 126.610
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50511.5

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1280.950
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 963.240
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.09

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 11.39
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.04
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 155.0. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,046

Size of family households: 3,128 2-persons, 1,248 3-persons, 970 4-persons, 455 5-persons, 157 6-persons, 117 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,122 1-person, 332 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

95.3% of residents of Putnam County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $98,513,000 ($4989 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,140,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,029,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,844,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $614,000
Federal grants: $19,797,000
Federal procurement contracts: $808,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,420,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $374,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,080,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,030,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,377
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 911
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +258
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +336
Here:

+17 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Putnam County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.29 millions of gallons per day (28% from ground, 72% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 50
  • 3 rooms: 216
  • 4 rooms: 785
  • 5 rooms: 1,667
  • 6 rooms: 1,479
  • 7 rooms: 639
  • 8 rooms: 452
  • 9+ rooms: 578
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 108
  • 3 rooms: 266
  • 4 rooms: 456
  • 5 rooms: 372
  • 6 rooms: 193
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Putnam County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 120
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,176
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,506
  • 4 bedrooms: 863
  • 5+ bedrooms: 201
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 279
  • 2 bedrooms: 625
  • 3 bedrooms: 549
  • 4 bedrooms: 43
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Putnam County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 268
  • 1 vehicle: 1,234
  • 2 vehicles: 2,727
  • 3 vehicles: 1,066
  • 4 vehicles: 460
  • 5+ vehicles: 128
  • no vehicle: 315
  • 1 vehicle: 694
  • 2 vehicles: 417
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

59% of Putnam County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Georgia.

Putnam County:

59.1%
State average:

50.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $64,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Putnam County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.0%)
  • Utility gas (14.5%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Electricity (38.1%)
  • Utility gas (30.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.0%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Solar energy (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 347
Here:

17.3%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 175
Here:

17.4%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 103
Here:

23.1%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Putnam County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Putnam County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Putnam County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Putnam County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Putnam County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Putnam County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13271.2 years
Mary9677.8 years
William9372.9 years
Willie9173.6 years
John8874.9 years
Robert7670.3 years
Annie5778.2 years
George4873.1 years
Charles4171.2 years
Thomas4171.6 years
Most common last names in Putnam County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Farley6273.4 years
Williams6174.9 years
Smith4972.2 years
Davis4872.5 years
Jones4076.3 years
Dennis3678.2 years
Johnson3473.6 years
Reid3070.1 years
Griffin3070.6 years
Little2872.2 years
Businesses in Putnam County, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul4
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Waffle House1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's2

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